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Prepar3D v4 SDK

The Prepar3D® v4 SDK is available as a free download to anyone looking to get into developing add-ons or content for Prepar3D® v4.

The Prepar3D v4 SDK 4.1.7.22841 is the current version and should be used to develop new content for Prepar3D v4. The SimConnect.lib and LockheedMartin.Prepar3D.SimConnect.dll provided in the SDK cannot be used to connect to FSX, ESP or any previous release of Prepar3D.

To enable the maximum possible level of backwards compatibility, the SimConnect server in Prepar3D v4 is compatible with 32-bit SimConnect executables of previous versions of Prepar3D, FSX (SP2 and above), and ESP. To develop a SimConnect add-on that works with FSX, ESP, and all versions of Prepar3D you would use the SimConnect SDK that was included with FSX. The Prepar3D v4 application is 64-bit and therefore is no longer backwards compatible with 32-bit DLLs of previous versions of Prepar3D, FSX, and ESP.

Click here to open the online SDK documentation (4.1.7.22841).

Click here to download the Prepar3D v4 SDK tools with examples.

The SDK documentation is now accessible via the Learning Center windows help file in any installed version of Prepar3D v4. This windows help file can be found in the help menu of your Prepar3D v4 license, or inside your Prepar3D installation directory.

Prepar3D v3 SDK

The Prepar3D® v3 SDK is available as a free download to anyone looking to get into developing add-ons or content for Prepar3D® v3.

The Prepar3D v3 SDK 3.4.22.19868 is the current version and should be used to develop new content for Prepar3D v3. The SimConnect.lib and LockheedMartin.Prepar3D.SimConnect.dll provided in the SDK cannot be used to connect to FSX, ESP or any previous release of Prepar3D.

The SimConnect server in the Prepar3D v3 application is backwards compatible with the SimConnect.dll’s of P3D 2.x, P3D 1.x, FSX, and ESP and the ESP SimConnect server is backwards compatible with the SimConnect.dll’s of FSX. This means that if you are trying to develop an add-on that will work with FSX, ESP, Prepar3D v2, and Prepar3D, you will need to use a version of the SimConnect SDK that works with FSX.

Click here to open the online SDK documentation (3.4.22.19868).

Click here to download the Prepar3D v3 SDK tools with examples.

The SDK documentation is now accessible via the Learning Center windows help file in any installed version of Prepar3D v3. This windows help file can be found in the help menu of your Prepar3D v3 license, or inside your Prepar3D installation directory.

Prepar3D v2 SDK

The Prepar3D® v2 SDK is available as a free download to anyone looking to get into developing add-ons or content for Prepar3D® v2.

The Prepar3D v2 SDK 2.5.12946.0 is directly compatible with Prepar3D v2.5. The SimConnect.lib and LockheedMartin.Prepar3D.SimConnect.dll provided in the SDK cannot be used to connect to FSX, ESP or any previous release of Prepar3D.

The SimConnect server in the Prepar3D v2 application is backwards compatible with the SimConnect.dll’s of P3D 1.x, FSX, and ESP and the ESP SimConnect server is backwards compatible with the SimConnect.dll’s of FSX. This means that if you are trying to develop an add-on that will work with FSX, ESP, and Prepar3D, you will need to use a version of the SimConnect SDK that works with FSX.

Click here to open the online SDK documentation (2.5.12946.0).

Click here to download the Prepar3D v2 SDK tools with examples.

The SDK documentation is now accessible via the Learning Center windows help file in any installed version of Prepar3D v2. This windows help file can be found in the help menu of your Prepar3D v2 license, or inside your Prepar3D installation directory.

Prepar3D v1.4 SDK

The Prepar3D® SDK is available as a free download to anyone looking to get into developing add-ons or content for Prepar3D®.

The Prepar3D SDK 1.4.4747.0 (Prepar3D SDK Release 1.4) is directly compatible with Prepar3D 1.4.4747.0 (Prepar3D Release 1.4). The SimConnect.lib and LockheedMartin.Prepar3D.SimConnect.dll provided in the SDK cannot be used to connect to FSX, ESP or any previous release of Prepar3D.

The SimConnect server in the Prepar3D application is backwards compatible with the SimConnect.dll’s of FSX and ESP and the ESP SimConnect server is backwards compatible with the SimConnect.dll’s of FSX. This means that if you are trying to develop an add-on that will work with FSX, ESP, and Prepar3D, you will need to use a version of the SimConnect SDK that works with FSX.

Click here to open the online SDK documentation (1.4.4747.0).

Click here to download the Prepar3D SDK with tools and the SDK Learning Center documentation.

The SDK documentation is now accessible via the new SDK Learning Center application. This application is installed in your Start Menu when you install the SDK. It can also be found in the SDK installation directory in \LC\LearningCenter.exe.